Spiced Easter Bunny Biscuits

22 Apr

“Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity hoppity Easter’s on its way…”

I’m feeling a bit chocolate-d out already and it’s not even Easter yet. I wanted to make something Easter-y with Thomas though, he’s actually into Easter this year, but I wanted to stay away from chocolate.

I found this recipe on a UK website called goodtoknow.co.uk.

I preprepared the biscuits as Thomas was busy doing other things today. But he had a great time icing them. And lets face it, it’s much more fun being creative and decorating biscuits than doing all the hard yards!

Ingredients:

100g (3½oz) butter, softened
200g (7oz) caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
300g (10½oz) plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground mixed spice or ground cinnamon

Method:

  1. In a large bowl beat the butter and caster sugar together until pale and creamy. Add the egg and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and mixed spice. Add to the butter mixture and mix thoroughly. Add 1 tsp cold water to bring the dough together if you need to. Wrap the mixture in baking paper and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line two baking sheets with baking
    paper.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 4mm thick and, using cookie cutters, stamp out shapes and place on trays.
  4. Bake for 15–18 minutes, or until lightly golden in colour. Allow to cool on a wire rack then ice.
To ice these biscuits (I cheated a bit) and used a tube of writing icing I had in the cupboard. Although, the tubes are great for little people who are in need of an activity to strengthen their hands muscles. You have to squeeze quite hard to get the icing out and what better reward than a sweet treat at the end of it. We used sprinkles to decorate our bunnies but you could use any kind of decoration and icing or leave them plain if you like. The biscuits are nice on their own.

Have you got an Easter recipe you like to cook with your kids? Please share…

I hope you and your little chef’s have a wonderful Easter! 

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